Who is The Felix Project?
The Felix Project collects fresh, nutritious food that cannot be sold. We deliver this surplus food to charities and schools so they can provide healthy meals and food to take away.
Weekly delivery of food
Our schools offer guarantees a weekly delivery of produce that would otherwise have gone to waste. Some can be eaten as snacks, some requires preparation at home.
What produce does The Felix Project deliver?
As we work with farms, manufacturers and supermarkets who give us their surplus produce, we cannot predict what produce there will be, and the selection will vary every week.
Why do we get this food?
The food we receive is ‘surplus’, this means that the supply of food exceeds the demand for it. There are many reasons for this, for example:
- The fruit or vegetable is classed as ‘wonky’ so isn’t sold in supermarkets.
- Sometimes there are over productions of food for reasons such as unseasonably good weather making everything grow and there is just too much for the customers at the shops to buy.
- Too much of a product may have been manufactured and it’s now close to it’s use by or best before date.
As consumers we all have a role to play in why food becomes surplus. Think about that the next time you go shopping for food. We need to help encourage the food industry to change by making small changes to the way we shop too.
Why is food waste bad?
Through taking food from The Felix Project you are helping to reduce food waste. Each year 3.6 million tonnes of edible food goes to waste.
Producing, moving, storing and cooking food uses energy, fuel and water. Each of which let off greenhouse gases contributing to climate change.
Use-by and best-before dates – what do they mean?
At The Felix project you will never receive something past it’s use-by date however you may receive food past its best-before date as it is perfectly good to consume. What do they mean?
Use-by date: You can eat food until and on the use-by date but not after. You will see use-by dates on food that goes off quickly, such as meat products or ready-to-eat salads.
Best-before date: The food will be safe to eat after this date but may not be at its best. Its flavour and texture might not be as good. It appears on food such as tinned good, frozen foods and dried foods.
Want to help Felix get more food to more people?
We rely on volunteers to do our work. We have a variety of roles which include driving, being in our depot or office admin support. We have shifts that work around the school day so you can still be there to pick up your little one!
If you’re interested, please email Alice at firstname.lastname@example.org
Unit 6, Kendal Court, Kendal Avenue, W3 0RU, 020 3430 4350
Registered Charity Number: 1168183